Marginal Street Corridor Could Be Next Hot Area for Chelsea

July 4, 2013
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The turnaround story of Everett Avenue has been well documented both inside and outside of Chelsea. Now, with that area growing unabated, City Manager Jay Ash said this week that planners would begin to focus on the Marginal Street corridor as the City’s next big boomtown. In the next few weeks, the City plans...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

July 4, 2013
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Have fun on the holiday, but do it safely for yourself and your loved ones  Back at the turn of the 20th century, editorial writers would implore their readers to make the Fourth of July “safe and sane.” Americans, especially the young men, would use the Fourth as an excuse to go on a...

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Obituaries 07-04-2013

July 4, 2013
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Thomas Joyce Retired Engineer and Computer Technology Pioneer Thomas F. “Tom” Joyce, a longtime resident of Westford, formerly of Chelsea, died June 29 after a brief illness. He was 77 years old. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was the beloved husband of Caroline (Witkowski) Joyce with whom he would have celebrated 56 years...

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Tree Dedication

June 28, 2013
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Tree Dedication

A tree was planted on the property at 100 Captain’s Row, where Arlene Black called home for more than 35 year until her recent pass­ing. A group of building residents, including Joyce Black, Arlene’s sister, and Chelsea City Council President, Dan Cortell (pictured right), headed by the building’s Trustees, were joined by Admiral’s Hill...

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Please Release Me… : Cottage Street Advocate, Musician Detained by Ice Since September

June 28, 2013
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Please Release Me… : Cottage Street Advocate, Musician  Detained by Ice Since September

Last September, Livio Arias Torres ran to the door of his Cottage Street apartment as thundering knocks in the early morning hours awakened him suddenly. He had been disturbed from his slumber and didn’t even have enough time to put on a change of clothes to find out who was continuously knocking so early...

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Three Options on the Table for Silver Line Route in Chelsea

June 28, 2013
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Three Options on the Table for Silver Line Route in Chelsea

Three options have emerged from the study reviewing the potential expansion of the MBTA’s Silver Line service to Chelsea – a change in the City’s public transportation options that many are describing as a “game changer” in terms of being directly connected to the booming South Boston Waterfront. This past week, officials from the...

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State Housing Association Rescinds 2001 Mclaughlin Recommendation

June 28, 2013
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The chief of the state housing authority director’s association – a former close associate and admirer of former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin – has submitted a letter to Federal Judge Doug Woodlock to rescind his 2001 McLaughlin letter of recommendation. Thomas Connolly Jr., executive director of the Mass National Association of...

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Fun in the Sun Starts June 29th as Pool Finally Opens

June 28, 2013
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The Vietnam Veterans Pool, operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is readying to be one of the first State pools open this summer. “It continues to be a top priority to get our pool open and keep it open for as long as possible,” said Rep. Eugene O’Flaherty, who has been...

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Congratulations Senator Ed Markey: District Voters Supported Our Long-time Congressman

June 28, 2013
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Voters in this district mirrored those across the state in giving their enthusiastic support  to our long-time Congressman, Ed Markey, in his campaign for U.S. Senate against Republican rival Gabriel Gomez. Massachusetts voters clearly understood the difference between the candidates and realized the profound effect that sending a Republican to the U.S. Senate would...

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Police Briefs 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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June 17 Lance Pona, 23, of 36 Orange Street, Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Francisco Lugo, 38, of 456 Park Avenue, Boston, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Carlos Nieves, 21, of 16 Burma Road, Chelsea, was arrested for carrying a dangerous weapon. Victor Barahona, 20, of...

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Obituaries 06-27-2013

June 28, 2013
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William Crowley Worked for NE Tel & Tel, Member of K of C and Lifetime Member of DAV William A. Crowley of Chelsea passed away on June 18 at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett following a brief illness. He was 70 years old. Born in the West End, he was the son of...

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MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Bike Fair

June 25, 2013
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MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Bike Fair

Elsa Waters, Olin Waters, Eric Cogan, Eric Esmurria, Garrett Cezott and Eva Esmurria at the MGH Chelsea Summer Safety Bike Fair

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Open Air Apollinaire to Celebrate 10th Year with Bertolt Brecht

June 25, 2013
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Open Air Apollinaire to Celebrate 10th Year with Bertolt Brecht

Apollinaire Theatre Company will mark 10 years of offering free bilingual productions on alternating nights in English and Spanish in Chelsea’s Mary O’Malley Park Bertolt Brecht’s parable of right and wrong, ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle.’ Brecht throws the audience into the action when a coup brings down the social order. The intertwining tales of Grusha, a...

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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up McLaughlin Case to Longer Sentencing, Restitution

June 25, 2013
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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up McLaughlin Case to  Longer Sentencing, Restitution

Tenants of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and the CHA’s “new” Board members marched hand-in-hand into Boston’s Federal Court on Friday to be heard. But, they didn’t need to be heard. Judge Douglas Woodlock had apparently already heard them loud and clear – so much so that, at the sentencing hearing for former CHA Director Michael...

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Edward P. Doherty Jr. Receives Medical Degree from University of Mass.

June 25, 2013
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Edward P. Doherty Jr. Receives Medical Degree from University of Mass.

Edward P. Doherty Jr of W. Peabody, formerly of Chelsea received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Massachusetts Worcester during a ceremony held on the medical school campus on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Edward Jr. is the son of Ret. Chelsea Fire Captain Edward P. and Linda A. Doherty of W....

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Final Applications for Casino Process Are Now Available

June 25, 2013
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Applications became available for the second and final phase of the resort casino vetting process, as announced Monday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), but there still is no certainty this week as to when Suffolk Downs might be able to fill out that application. The Phase 2 applications are considered unique to the gaming industry...

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Voters Are Ready To Head to Polls

June 25, 2013
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Chelsea residents will go to the polls Tuesday (June 25) to cast their ballots in the U.S. Senate special election. Two candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey of Malden, who has served in the House of Representatives for 37 years and Garrett Gomez of Cohasset are vying for the Senate seat. The winning candidate in Tuesday’s election...

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Vote on Tuesday: U.S. Senate Election is a BIG Deal

June 25, 2013
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Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity Tuesday to choose their next U.S. Senator to fill the seat left vacant by the ascent of former Senator John Kerry to become Secretary of State. The two candidates are our long time Congressman, Democrat Ed Markey, and Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez of Cohasset. There could not be a...

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Police Briefs 06-20-2013

June 25, 2013
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6/10/13  Jorge Bautista, 34, 50 Essex St., Chelsea, was arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, evading taxi fare. 6/11 Kelvin Lazo, 19, 78 Clark Ave., Chelsea, was arrested for malicious destruction of property over $250, assault. 6/12 Jaime Rivera, 30, 58 Cottage St., Chelsea, Ma, was arrested for malicious...

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Obituaries 06-20-2013

June 25, 2013
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Patrick Catalano One of the Original Founders of the Catalano Trucking Company Patrick Catalano of Chelsea died on June 17. He was 100 years old.Born in Boston and a lifelong Chelsea resident, Patrick passed away Monday morning at the Chelsea Soldiers Home, where he had been a resident receiving wonderful supportive care from the staff, workers...

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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up Mclaughlin Case to Longer Sentencing, Restitution

June 15, 2013
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Run-on Sentencing: Federal Judge Makes Surprise Move to Open Up Mclaughlin Case to Longer Sentencing, Restitution

Tenants of the Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) and the CHA’s “new” Board members marched hand-in-hand into Boston’s Federal Court on Friday to be heard. But, they didn’t need to be heard. Judge Douglas Woodlock had apparently already heard them loud and clear – so much so that, at the sentencing hearing for former CHA Director Michael...

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U.S. Attorney Asks Court for Low End of Sentencing for Michael McLaughlin

June 14, 2013
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A last-minute piece of evidence from former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Accountant James McNichols could drastically increase the sentence of former CHA Director Michael McLaughlin when he faces sentencing on Friday – but otherwise federal prosecutors are advocating for the low-end of sentencing guidelines and likely 12 months in prison. In documents filed in...

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Firefighters, Family, Friends Mourn Fourth-generation Jake

June 14, 2013
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Firefighters, Family, Friends Mourn Fourth-generation Jake

In firefighter lingo, one of the highest compliments within the ranks is to say that someone is “a good jake.” Deputy Chief Charlie Crowley Jr. was certainly a good jake…and then some. The Chelsea Fire Department and many family members mourned the sudden loss on of Deputy Crowley at a funeral mass last Saturday...

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Tenants Will Get Unique Chance to Speak as Victims

June 14, 2013
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When former Chelsea Housing Authority (CHA) Director Michael McLaughlin is sentenced in Boston’s Federal Court on Friday, many are expecting that those who had to endure he’s purported “reign of terror” will get to speak as victims. At least two and as many as six CHA tenants will be prepared to stand up in...

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